Preventive Dentistry,Teeth Whitening, Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implants in Honolulu, Hawaii
From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism (grinding) devices, Angela M.A. Chin, DMD, FAGD is equipped to handle all your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
- Preventive care and guidance
- Scaling and Root Planning
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Cosmetic contouring
- Cosmetic fillings
- Crowns and Bridges
- Teeth whitening
Practice Highlights and Special Touches
Below are some practice highlights and special touches that reflect our mission to provide excellent care with your well- being and comfort as our top priority.
We take many photos with our patients throughout the year. Our annual Halloween and Holiday festivities are memorable events whereby patients and colleagues join in the fun and take photos with us.
Oct 2016 Halloween Fun:
Pat Muneno join Maria Pam and Caption Von Chin in rocking to The Sound of Music
2015 Heroes here to help you!
Neo beams on board Smile Enterprise 2014 to visit Captain Kirk and Scotty
2013 Halloween Festivities in Wonderland
2012 Cavity busters Halloween
Dark Glasses, Blankets, Music and Massage anyone?
- Protective tinted glasses for our patients. You are welcome to bring your own sunglasses if you prefer.
- Blankets are available and laundered after every use.
- Music as requested. You are welcome to use our BOSE noise reducing headphones or your own headphones/player/phone.
- Crescent Comfort Rest System helps support your body and take pressure off your back as you relax in our dental chairs.
Use of rubber dam as indicated and occlusal bite rests (teeth pillows) and very comfortable, supportive dental chairs allow our patients to relax and many sleep during their visits with us. The Crescent Comfort Rest System available on all our dental chairs provide great comfort and support while you rest in our dental chairs. Lights, Action and Gentle Dental Care while you sleep!
Emphasis is placed on the links between oral health and systemic health. The mouth is a window into the body and Dr. Chin develops a plan for each patient to have good oral health and in turn, contribute to their overall health.
- Preventive care and the multi-faceted approach to preventing decay and gum disease today are included in each patient’s treatment plan. The effect of medications, certain systemic problems e.g. diabetes and hormonal changes on your oral health are reviewed. Up-to-date information, home care and products that may help you are shared as indicated.
- Strict infection control measures-we treat our patients as we ourselves would want to be treated. Many barriers are used and instruments are cleaned and sterilized after every use. A weekly sterilizer performance monitoring program is followed.
- Blood pressure/pulse readings are taken and medical history reviewed at each visit.
- Oral cancer screenings are completed periodically and patients are advised of how to minimize their risks.
- Personal protective wear is used by Dr. Chin and staff at all times.
Initial Comprehensive Examination
Your initial comprehensive examination visit includes a review of your medical and dental history, a visual examination inciluding an oral cancer screening, charting, periodontal examination, evaluation of existing fillings and teeth, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take a series of small radiograph (x-rays), series of intraoral photos of you teeth and in some cases, a panoramic x-ray for accurate diagnosis.
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures. Read More...
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. Read More...
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of materials like porcelain on gold, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Read More...
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco. Read More...
Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue. Read More...
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amont of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforseen pain or tooth breakage. Read More...